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High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
In a massive victory against unwarranted state surveillance, the Pretoria high court has declared a number of sections of South Africa’s...
CENSORED: How the M&G got taken down
CENSORED: How the M&G got taken down
On September 10, the Mail & Guardian received a notice from our internet service provider (ISP), Linode. The company said it had received...
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account
In June, Senegalese President Macky Sall’s brother, Aliou Sall, resigned from his post as the head of a state-run savings fund, following public...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their...
Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development. Foreign aid funds diverse...
Journalists act to get justice for assassinated reporters
Journalists act to get justice for assassinated reporters
It has been more than eight months since Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of his home country’s government who had been...
Widespread concern after Australian police media raids
Widespread concern after Australian police media raids
High-profile raids against two separate media outlets by Australian police have been widely condemned by news organisations and rights groups,...
Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown
Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown
Australian police raided the headquarters of public broadcaster ABC on Wednesday, the second high-profile raid on journalists in 24 hours in a...
Freed Myanmar journos a symbol of Suu Kyi's tarnished image
Freed Myanmar journos a symbol of Suu Kyi's tarnished image
The case of two Reuters journalists — freed in Myanmar on Tuesday — played a key part in shredding Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's...

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